Yesterday at Wimbledon, IMG Academy Bollettieri tennis program alum, Sabine Lisicki, defeated this year's French Open Champion in the second round. Her opponent, Li Na, was seeded third in the tournament. Lisicki made an amazing comeback by saving a match point with an ace and then held serve for the rest of the game with three more aces.
Check out this article about her victory in the Bradenton Herald:
WIMBLEDON, England -- Bradenton resident Sabine Lisicki upset French Open champion Li Na today at Wimbledon in the biggest upset of the tournament so far.
Third-seeded Li squandered two match points and was beaten in the second round of by the 65th-ranked Lisicki, who trains under Nick Bollettieri at IMG Academy.
Lisicki erased both match points with service winners at 5-4 in the third set and beat the Chinese player 3-6, 6-4, 8-6 under the roof on Centre Court.
After Li hit a forehand long on Lisicki's third match point, the 21-year-old German fell to her knees at the baseline and put her head to the turf. She broke into tears at her courtside chair.
Read more about Lisicki's victory in Friday's Bradenton Herald.